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senator kerry and senator hagel to senator -- then-senator hillary clinton and bob gates. by that standard both the new nominees lack gravitas. they're not independent thinkers, they have no track record of either legislating in an intellectual sense or advancing important ideas on military affairs or interor national politics. international politics. but the underlying cause, i would say, is it's a reflection to have president's lack of interest in these issues. >> anybody else? >> yeah. i've got another pet phrase to introduce into this discussion. the republican party is now focused on trying to be responsible about what kind of fiscal environment we leave to our children and grandchildren, which i think is good in general terms. and so we're very worried about the deficit. and what kind of deficit we're going to be leaving to our heirs. there was a national security deficit that is growing and that will continue to grow. it's a particularly american conceit that the world goes away or stops when we stop paying attention to it. the fact of the matter is that the problems that we see in
in the shorthand of african solutions to african problems, but it's an important principle. secretary clinton last year on one of her many trips to africa expanded upon president obama's views and said, yes, africa's solutions for african problems, but increasingly global problems require african solutions as well. and i think what secretary clinton was getting at is that, is that africa's no longer isolated. africa's part of a broader global community, and the african countries have a role to play and have contributions to make. so those principles, i think, are quite important for us as we think about what it is that we're supposed to do on behalf of our country. um, we're guided, also, in addition to those two principles, there are two overarching documents, united states government documents that help shape our activities. the first is the presidential policy directive on sub-saharan africa. that outlines the u.s. government's policy and strategy toward africa. and it's based on four pillars. the first, to promote opportunity and development. the second, to spur economic growth, trade and inve
-term jobs. it's no wonder that i've heard from people in places like clinton and wausau, green bay and prairie du chien, superior and chippewa falls, all who want us to pass this bill. we need to get started on this project as soon as possible. tonight, please join me in welcoming a number of people who really want to get to work. joining me are josh dennis, larry youngs, cindy lafortune, karl krall, richard galarno, curt lusua, adam kaseno, steve anderson, harold wickman, and ryan haffenbredl. these operating engineers are members of local 139, who are looking for work. also joining us tonight are carpenters and millwrights from northern wisconsin locals of the united brotherhood of carpenters, welcome dana tonnelli, bob polencheck, charlie steed, al ida, dan gillespie, pete langreck, david grottke, and jim berrens. [applause] [applause] together, these folks are holding up the flag of the great state of wisconsin. on the right side of the seal is the image of a miner. in the upper right corner are the tools of a miner. and on the top of the seal is a badger, which comes from the
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